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Published by Matador, 28 September
2019. ISBN: 978 1838591 47-2 (PB)
Semi-retired spook Edward Covington is enjoying his
quiet life and his growing friendship with his neighbour the beautiful widow
Abby Rayner. His spying days are behind him, or so he hopes, until he receives
a mysterious photograph of a woman. Other communications Follow. He does not recognise her but with Abby's assisatnce he puts a name to her : Judith Muholland, his section head in his spying days. But
it is not she who has been putting communications through his letter box but an
assistant at a local care home. It all seems very odd until the care assistant
is found dead in her own home. Edward now becomes disturbed at what may be
going on and concerned for Abby’s safety. He visits Judith who tells him that
she is effectively a prisoner in the care home. He contacts his former
colleagues in the secret service, hoping that he can rely on them, and he and
Abby eventually have to go on the run.
The world has become
very uncertain for Edward and Abby – who can they trust?
Plenty of twists
along the way to keep you guessing.
has had a variety of jobs including running a cycle shop, working in the MoD
and `on the railway'. After completing her Open University degree, she began
writing and tried her hand at poetry but prefers novels. She currently lives in
born in the U.S. but has lived in the U.K. since she was seven apart from seven
years in The Hague. She read law at university but did not go into practice.
Instead she worked for many years for a firm of law publishers and still does occasional
work for them including taking part in a substantial revision and updating of
her late husband’s legal practitioners’ work on Criminal Evidence published
late 2015. She has also contributed short stories with a distinctly criminal
flavour to two of the Oxford Stories anthologies published by Oxpens Press – a
third story is to be published shortly in another Oxford Stories anthology –
and is now concentrating on her own writing.